Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fab Four

Millicent, Heidi, Adrienne, me - when I said "our" radio show on Francis Street - these are the Fab Four I was referring to. Adrienne Joyce's interview with her family on their memories of their own "Myra Bakery" on Francis Street in the 1940's was particularly amazing. Also, as you can see I don't believe you should have to comb your hair (or even sit up straight), to do radio - but then again nobody told me to be ready for a close-up...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Peter Prendergast of Monster Truck Gallery & Studios - interview.

One more experimental podcast - this time with Peter Prendergast of Monster Truck Gallery and Studios (, at 73 Francis Street. This interview was broadcast on 94.3fm ( on December 11th, as part of our radio show, "Life on Francis Street". Here's a link to the podcast:

How easy or difficult is that to download and listen to? All feedback welcome.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Granny Rock

It took me 7-ish years to get around to editing this "caravan session" down with Garage Band. It may not be perfect, and it may get a little mixed up towards the end, but still, Granny Rock, well - it rocks.

Kitty O'Brien’s (1915 - 2005) Greatest Hits. Recorded in the Caravan, Kilkee, County Clare, 2003.

1.Sing a Song
2.Where did you get that Hat?
3.Take Me Home
4.The Words of an Idle Moment
5.My Fairest Child
6.Chimney Sweep
7.Grow Little Mushroom
9.”Sea Fever” by John Masfield
10.“The Speech from the Dock” by Robert Emmet
12.Aurora Borealis
13.Portia’s ‘The quality of mercy is not strained’ - from “The Merchant of Venice”

Listen to the Podcast here:’s_Greatest_Hits._Recorded_in_the_Caravan%2C_Kilkee%2C_County_Clare%2C_2003..html

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Nice Moves rebroadcast on RTE Choice December 15th, 11pm

Tuesday 15 Dec
5 00 AMRadio Canada International (
Radio Canada International (

6 00 AMThe World Today (BBC World Service)
International news and current affairs programme from the BBC World Service.

7 00 AMPaths of Glory
This series will visit selected graveyards around the country in the company of members of the local community, historians, archaeologists and people with a special interest in th

7 30 AMLances To Lasers (BBC)
David Cook looks at the history and science of some of the most significant developments in medical technology.

7 45 AMMolly I Hardly Knew Ya
A series in which writers and poets focus on the subject of Molly Bloom - in particular their own fantasy view of who they think she really was.

8 00 AMI'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (BBC)
BBC Comedy quiz hosted by the late Humphrey Lyttelton

8 30 AMIrish Whiskey
A series, presented by Pat McGrath, which traces the history and traditions of Irish whiskey.

8 55 AMRadio Australia Headlines

9 05 AMDocumentary On One
Documentaries from RTE Radio 1 first broadcast on Sunday nights at 7.02pm (

9 50 AMWorld Report (
A look at events making news around the globe.

10 00 AMGone Fishin' with Fergal Keane and Eamon Keane (2003)

10 30 AMHealth Check (BBC World Service)
The issues affecting the world of medicine and healthcare. (

11 00 AMCountryWide
Events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across the country. (RTE Radio 1)

12 00 PM"Morning Edition " (NPR)
NPR's Morning Edition brings listeners up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports.

1 00 PMThe Poetry Programme
Presenter: Gerald Dawe Producer: Seamus Hosey RTE Radio 1, Saturday 7.30pm

1 30 PMPulse (Deutsche Welle)
Taking the Pulse of Youth Culture

2 00 PM"Shanks Mare" (
In Shank's Mare, Ella McSweeney goes walking around the country and introduces us to the people, flora and fauna she meets along the way. From stunning Donegal to the rough edges

2 30 PMInside Sweden (Radio Sweden)
"Inside Sweden" connects Sweden to the world and new immigrants to Sweden.

3 00 PMOutside the Box
A weekly radio magazine for and about people with disability

3 30 PMThe Strand (BBC World Service)
The daily programme which takes you on a worldwide journey through arts, culture and entertainment.

Profiles of Ireland's soccer legends. Presenter Producer: Colm Keane

4 30 PMThe State We're In (Radio Netherlands Worldwide)
The State We're In (TSWI) brings you stories from all over the world, covering important global matters as well as seemingly small issues, because they too can have a big impact.

5 00 PM"Europe Today" (BBC World Service)
A slice of life from European cities through the eyes of the BBC's contributors. Presented by Audrey Carville.

6 00 PMWorld Football (BBC World Service)
A hard hitting half hour bringing you up-to-date with the issues, the stories and the passion behind the World's most popular sport. Legendary British commentator and football exp

6 30 PMMaking Sense of It All 03.08.2008
This series looks at topics about which so much is written, that people don't know what to believe and what not to believe. Presenter: Pau ric DempseyProducer: Peter Mooney

7 00 PM"Outlook" (BBC World Service)
Human interest stories behind the headlines.

7 30 PMRadio Netherlands Worldwide

8 00 PMRadio New Zealand International

8 15 PMKorean Broadcasting
Korean Broadcasting (

8 45 PMVatican Radio (
Vatican Radio (

9 00 PMVoice of Russia (
Voice of Russia (

9 30 PMDeutsche Welle

10 00 PMAll Things Considered - NPR (US)
The programme determines to get the day's big stories on the air, and to bring them alive through sound and voice. For two hours every weekday, "All Things Considered" hosts Ro

11 00 PMNice Moves (
Nice Moves presented by Deirdre Mulrooney, is a new 5-part series which traces the history of the body on stage in Ireland. Irish people have always danced, but our first record

11 30 PMGreat Educators (1994)
Presented by Frank Flanagan, Produced by John Quinn

Monday, December 7, 2009

TDR: The People Have Never Stopped Dancing book review

Here's a little book review I wrote earlier, for The Drama Review (MIT Press) on The People Have Never Stopped Dancing, by Jacqueline Shea Murphy - a very interesting book of Native American Modern Dance Histories. Just received it, in the current Winter 2009 edition, in the post today.